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Kim Robb
Realtor
(252) 286-5300 (Mobile)
(540) 433-7369 (Office)

        

How color psychology can help sell your home
We use color to describe our emotions: she's feeling blue, he's red-faced, we're green with envy. Researches say that colors play into human psychology and can even impact how we react to what we see, and what we want to buy.

How can color psychology help you sell your home? 

    • Soft yellow is associated with happiness and light, making it a great color for family gathering areas, such as kitchens 
    • Light blues can create a feeling of tranquility, like the ocean waves: relaxing and calming, terrific for bathrooms
    • Greens are associated with nature, used to convey a feeling of peace and quiet and versatile for almost any room in the house
    • Gray is a neutral color, best used to connect spaces, such as hallways. 

Colors to leave off your walls? Avoid reds and oranges, color experts recommend.
The dangers of overpricing a property
It's said you never get a second chance to make a first impression. That's especially true when it comes to pricing your home for sale. One mistake you don't want to make: overpricing it.

What are the dangers of overpricing a home? Pricing a home too high can stall your sale. The greatest amount of traffic occurs within the first couple of weeks that your home is listed for sale. Visitor traffic trails off dramatically after that. So even if you drop your price later, you have potentially lost buyers who have found other properties, or who are no longer considering your home, as they left with the impression that it was priced too high.
 
The best strategy is to work with your agent to price your home right to reach the greatest number of potential buyers with the right first impression.
Have you taken an insurance inventory of your home lately?
Insurance: It's the one thing that every homeowner has and hopes they never need. To make sure you're always prepared, experts recommend that you keep a complete home inventory on hand.

State Farm says that a home inventory can help expedite an insurance claim after theft, damage, or loss. It not only helps in the settlement of a loss or claim, but may also help verify tax-deductible property losses. 

Most insurance companies provide some handy online home inventory checklists. But the fastest, easiest way is to create a video walkthrough of your home. Document everything with your smartphone. Then upload the video to a secure account on the cloud. Supplement your video with clear, detailed documentation. Take photos of receipts, credit card statements, appraisals, and other documents, and upload these to your secure account as well.
Kim Robb

RE/MAX Performance Realty
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